Welcome to the Resilient Faith at Work Podcast—insight and inspiration to thrive at work and in your Christian faith. One requirement for thriving is developing the capacity to handle adversity. In other words, you need to be resilient. Join hosts Sarah Evers, Ken Kinard, and Dr. Chip Roper, career coaches and leadership experts at the VOCA Center, as they share personal examples and best practices of resilience and invite guest speakers to do the same. You will hear stories of resilience from executives, authors, church leaders, and more. Learn to flourish as you build a resilient faith at work.
Dilemma 4: Misaligned Values
Dr. Chip Roper, Sarah Evers, and Ken Kinard discuss the fourth dilemma in VOCA's Work Dilemmas series.
What you do as a Christ-following employee when you don’t align with the leadership of your company? You may feel your company is too progressive. You may feel your company is too conservative. Perhaps you feel shut out of conversations about organizational policies and initiatives. Maybe it's been made clear that despite your title, you really do not have a seat at the table.
In this episode, the VOCA team will share how to work wisely as a Christian in environments that clash with your personal convictions.
For more information on this topic, see our article When You Feel Misaligned With Your Company's Values on our website VOCACenter.org.
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Dilemma 3: Should I Quit My Job?
How’s the Great Resignation going? Well a recent study revealed that 1 in 5 employees who quit their job during the pandemic now regret their decision. So that raises an important question: should you quit your job, or should you stay put?
This is the fourth episode in our series on the Dilemmas Project, an in-depth study of the biggest challenges people are facing at work right now. Dr. Chip Roper, Sarah Evers, and Ken Kinard discuss biblical wisdom for making this important decision. They cover such topics as:
The risks and potential rewards of staying and leavingCritical questions to ask How to invite trusted others and God into your discernment process
For more information on this topic, see It's Time to Quit…Or Is It?
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Dilemma 2: Battling Burnout
This is the third episode in our series on the Dilemmas Project, an in-depth study of the biggest challenges people are facing at work right now. In this episode, we tackle that killer thief of joy at work, burnout. Dr. Chip Roper, Sarah Evers, and Ken Kinard discuss the definition of burnout, its causes, and even some strategies to battle burnout so it doesn’t defeat you.
To follow along with the notes for this episode, see Battle Burnout, an article on the VOCA website. If you need support and encouragement in your work or life, reach out to schedule a free coaching consult.
A Pandemic, a War, and the Great Resignation Walk into a Porta'Vino with Greg Brenneman
Greg Brenneman, Executive Chairman of CCMP Capital and Lead Director of the Board at Home Depot, joined VOCA Center to share key insights on economic changes and what they could mean for your leadership. Dr. Chip Roper, Sarah Evers, and Ken Kinard discussed the road ahead for work, what questions leaders should be considering, and where opportunities to deploy resilient faith at work may lie in the days ahead.
Porta’Vino Restaurant in Houston, TXExecutive Circles and other coaching at VOCA CenterCareer Navigator: our faith-based career transition programRight Away and All at Once by Greg BrennemanCoaching Consult at VOCA Center
Leading Culture Through Disruption with Scott Stephenson
Now two years into the pandemic, we’ve been keeping an eye on changes in the workplace. Remote work has become more normal, and some companies are designing around a permanently remote workforce. At VOCA Center we wondered, how does this affect the relationships between employers and employees, and what are the implications of this for productivity, innovation, and company culture?
To dive into these and other topics related to faith and work, we invited Scott Stephenson to join us. Scott is the CEO of Verisk Analytics and a Christ-follower who believes he was “ordained” to the calling of business leadership.
Last time Scott was with us, remote work was new to most workers, and he observed that individual productivity was rising but innovation was on the decline. Since then, the pandemic has worn on to various degrees and Russia invaded Ukraine, which affected his business directly.
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Dilemma 1: Balance and Boundaries
This is the second episode in our series on the Dilemmas Project, an in-depth study of the biggest challenges people are facing at work right now. In this episode, we tackle the dilemma that was rated number one on our survey: work-life balance. These days many of us can work from any place at any time, but how do you turn off the work channel and be fully present with the people you love? Dr. Chip Roper, Sarah Evers, and Ken Kinard discuss what it can look like to bring balance and boundaries to work so you can thrive.
Love the hosts and the guests are always so insightful!